Close look on life as an online writer
The notion of working online was not my initial plan. If I really wanted to work with computers, programming, etc., I should have taken a computer or IT-related course after graduating from high school. Unfortunately, I took up a health-related course, specifically nursing.
On my current status, I can say that the course I took up in college was able to make my online work an easier task to handle day by day. Since I have always been engrossed with anything about computers and basic programming or software, I was able to slowly learn the ropes of blogging (or let’s say most of the basics). Still on a mission to further enhance my skills (on the search for useful sites for further guides and enhancement on related skills).
If you are wondering what my work is all about – it is simply blogging.
Well, let’s say that it’s blogging with a purpose (of course, this is my way to earn money, to further develop my writing skills and make the most out of the nursing skills and knowledge I gained from school and experience in the field).
What my work is all about?
If you think that writing is easy – well, better think again. Actually, some might end up with a blank page in Microsoft Word or a piece of paper (I oftentimes end up in this situation), not knowing how to start. The key is to choose a focus to write on. In my case, since my work is mainly focused on first aid and health, I can choose any of the its related topics as my focus for the week.
I select topics that I can relate to or something that I have experienced or handled before. Once this step is done, that is where writing starts until I can complete my quota for the week. After completing my work, I have to ensure that they are free from plagiarism (I use Copyscape Premium) to check my work. It comes at a price but the site will guarantee that your published articles do not have any similar phrases or sentences from other sources.
Do I need an inspiration?
Actually, the fact that writing is my source of income is enough as a motivation to keep writing. Aside from being work, writing helps expand my perspective and allows me to learn new information (of course, health-related topics).
What do I do during “free time”?
The “free time” that I’m referring to is the time where I take a break from writing or research. This is the time where I take a peek on social media sites such as Facebook, check on emails, catch up on the latest Funko pops available in the market, check on the beauty products on sale or reading articles from a variety of sources.
These activities can be considered as a distraction or a bonus. I can call them as a distraction because once I get preoccupied with Facebook (especially checking on Funko Pops) or browsing through a site that sells beauty products, it eats up a lot of time that should be spent on my work. So far, I was able to curb down this “free-time” to a minimum or do so when I’m already done with my work.
Being updated with the “latest” in what I love is definitely a boon, in my case that is. Of course, spending time on my “free time” must have limits or else I could not finish my work for the day.
There you have it – an overview on what my online work is all about. If you are planning to work online as a writer/blogger, it all depends on what truly interests you whether photos, arts or product reviews.
Feel free to share any insights on blogging or working online or any suggestions that you might want to share.